Comment from: Charles Menzies [Visitor]
This kind of treatment also exists in the publications of the AES (American Ethnological Society) where technical arguments about writing style are used to reject (or send into a never ending multi-year tailspin of revisions) papers that challenge racial assumptions of good liberal anthropology.
Articles about race tinged in excotizing tones are acceptable. Papers that challenge and confront meet with a strange set of critical comments that have included asking if the author was really part of the racial group or just pretend, suggesting that by focusing upon the way that anthropology uses indigenous communities as data is a form of reverse racism, etc, etc.
It’s easier to try and pass or to be a well behaved token rep it seems then to be honest.
Comment from: [Member]
Thanks for the comment. I’ve edited the AES part (link and explanation).
I soppose you’ll find that many places, and not only in the US. I wonder if there are sings of change? It seems not - according the paper. Is something done against these racist practices in anthropology? Has this paper been followed up?
Comment from: Chris Fung [Visitor]
Thanks so much for this. This is very important work and needs much wider recognition from those in power.